Terms in Aussie Rules Football

a rough guide

Australian Football has developed a unique and rich terminology.
This list is an alphabetical glossary of terms, jargon and slang.


a type of shirt worn by footy players
The word guernsey is also used. Typically sleeveless, although long sleeves may also be worn. It features the player's number on the back, the colours of the player's team, and the team and sponsor logos.image Aussie football is unique in referring to the player's shirt this way, with other sports referring their uniforms as a jersey.
Unlike other football codes, the surnames of aussie rules footballers do not appear on their playing uniform.
jumper punch
holding an opponent's guernsey
And then pushing in a punching motion.